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Anti-Gun Newsom Spends Taxpayer Millions on Armed Guards

BigGovernment: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) wants to lead a fight against gun ownership–yet has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to surround himself with armed security.

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Breibart News previously reported Newsom’s belief that the Paris attacks would have been worse if citizens had been armed for self-defense. He told HBO’s Bill Maher that the whole idea of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy is “mythology.”

Newsom’s exact words on Maher’s show, Real Time, were: “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so right out of the movies, sort of this gun-slinging fantasy. The reality is, it’s most likely to create more harm, more damage, more lost lives in those circumstances.”

Rewind a few years to Newsom’s tenure as Mayor of San Francisco. He was mayor from 2004 to 2011, and toward the end of that time–on July 7, 2009–reports emerged that Newsom had spent “millions” surrounding himself with armed security. Moreover, those “millions” came out of city funds–otherwise know as taxpayer monies–which paid for the police detail from which protective services were rendered. read more

19 Comments on Anti-Gun Newsom Spends Taxpayer Millions on Armed Guards

  1. “The whole idea of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy is “mythology.””
    So Lt Governor Newsome of California is going to be the first to voluntarily give up his armed security, right? RIGHT? Hello? Anyone?

  2. Meanwhile………Newsome and the ‘Ghost Gun’ moron, Kevin DeLeon, are in a progtard lovers spat over who will get credit for crafting and passing a California gun law that prevents LAW-ABIDING people from acquiring ammunition without a state GRANTED license.

  3. Newsom does not think allowing average Americans to be armed for self-defense does any good

    Emphasis on average. Clearly he is above average, you small little helpless citizen with a life that is worth nothing compared to the great Newsome who if we lost him would be devastated and in chaos without proper leadership.

    FFS. He’s human just like the rest of us. We have a command structure that takes care of these things when leaders die, right?

  4. Typical REgressive hypocrite(but I repeat myself)

    I think states like CA that have huge minorities of people with viewpoints 180 degrees from their leadership should be allowed to split into separate entities. IL and CO come to mind.

    Cook County in IL and Denver & Boulder counties in CO are so populated with REgressives that they control the other 90+% of the state that is in direct opposition to their policies.

  5. We had a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative get up at the last county-managers’ meeting who wanted them to spend tons of taxpayer dough on (Agenda 21) bike trails and sidewalks for his neighborhood. He emphatically said they wouldn’t cost anything.

    We in the audience laughed (which ticked off said commenter to no end), which is exactly what I wish Maher’s audience would have done. Laugh at them.

    We know more lefties than not want to keep their guns, so it could’ve been a possibility.

  6. Newsom was born into Democratic royalty and while not heir to the throne he’s at least one of the princes. There’s some slobber in his wiki bio about his having to work two jobs because his family kept giving their money away. Utter crap. Anyway, this is one of those two faced liberals who enjoy the good life while trying to introduce socialist ideals to the common folk. As mayor of San Francisco he didn’t start the city on it’s downward spiral from “Dirty Harry” and “Bullitt” to “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” but he sure didn’t do anything to stop it and in fact encouraged some of the outrageous act of governance. This prick just wants to make sure that the common folk won’t have access to weapons when the truth finally dawns on them and the koolaid wears off.

  7. The people of CA should hold a referendum on whether or not they should have to foot the bill for anyone’s security. Let him buy his security out of his own pocket, like the citizens have to do.

    Filthy fuckin hypocrite.

  8. This is the statist politician, once he has full control of the levers of power in CA, who will initiate confiscation of legally owned firearms. Be ready those of you trapped behind enemy lines in CA.

  9. “He told HBO ‘ s Bill Maher that the whole idea of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy is ‘mythology.'”

    What a dickwad. It would give me great pleasure to be the bad guy who brings him down.

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